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Pergamum Archaeological Museum

Ancient frieze depicting an animal sacrifice. Photo © Dick Osseman. View all images in our Pergamum Archaeological Museum Photo Gallery.
Mosaic pavement with geometric designs. Photo © Dick Osseman.

The Archaeological Museum in Bergama contains just a fraction of the artifacts from the ancient city of Pergamum, as most of it was taken away by German archaeologists and is now displayed in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.

Still, there are enough artifacts to make a visit here worthwhile. Among the most notable objects are a statue of Hadrian taken from the Asklepion library, a second-century stone horse from the Altar of Zeus, and the oldest statue in the museum: a 4th-century-BC kuros.

There is also a faithful replica of the original Altar of Zeus, which is now displayed in Berlin. An ethnographic wing exhibits a collection of objects, costumes, and textiles from the surrounding region.

Quick Facts on Pergamum Archaeological Museum

Site Information
Names:Arkeoloji Müzesi; Pergamum Archaeological Museum
City:Pergamum
Country:Turkey
Categories:Museums
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Pergamum, Turkey
Coordinates:39.116568° N, 27.175316° E  (view on Google Maps)
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Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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References

  1. Frommer's Turkey, 3rd. ed.

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Title:Pergamum Archaeological Museum
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/27/2009
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